EARNING YOUR PRIVATE PILOTS LICENSE IS ACTUALLY EASY

Fly SWFL Flight Training trains to the FAA part 61 standards in three phases.

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PHASE ONE: PRE SOLO

Building up to you first solo is really quite simple and can be accomplished in as little as 10 Flight hours. You will learn:

  • Aerodynamic basics
  • Your aircraft systems
  • How to navigate and use GPS
  • FAR regulations and how to safely operate the aircraft
  • Maneuvers that will prepare you for your final test
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PHASE TWO: CROSS COUNTRY

Next to the thrill of your first solo flight, the be able to fly almost anywhere start with your first Cross County Flight. You will learn

  • How to fully prepare for any flight outside your local area
  • Advanced use of Garmin GPS systems and VOR navigation
  • How to read weather reports from anywhere in the world
  • How to communicate with ATC (Air Traffic Control)
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PHASE THREE: PREPARATION FOR THE PPL TEST

During this last phase you will:

  • Polish up your flying skill and meet the FAA PTS Standard
  • Continue your education in the regulations
  • Book and take the final check ride.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

First Flight: What to Expect?

If you have ever wanted to fly, now is the time to try. For just $99 you will experience a breathtaking scenes flying over the beautiful beaches of SWFL. This will be a full flight lesson, not just 15 minutes like others offer.

  • Ground school before the flight cover:
    • Basic principles of what makes an airplane fly
    • Preflight preparations
    • Flight Instrumentation, so you know what you are looking at
  • Approximately one hour of actual flying where YOU WILL BE THE PILOT
  • Your own log book with flying credit towards your Private Pilot’s License
  • Detailed information on what is required to obtain a PPL

When do I actually start flying the airplane?

Immediately.  After completing about one hour of ground instruction before you introductory flight or first lesson, you will actually understand the basics of flight and be able to fly the aircraft.  Naturally you will be assisted by the flight instructor, but you will be amazed how much you can do own your own.

Is it difficult to get a physical for flying?

Not at all, there are several doctors in your area that are able to give you a simple 3rd Class FAA exam which usually takes no more than 15 minutes.  No blood work or special tests required.  Even if you wear glasses or have hearing aids you won’t have a problem.  A list of doctors in your area is available at FAA.gov

What is the minimum age to start taking flying lessons?

Actually you can take flying lessons at any age with a flight instructor.  However in order to fly solo you must be 16 years old and 17 to obtain your private pilot’s certificate (PPL)

What does having my Private Pilot’s License allow me to do?

Once you obtain your license, you can then bring your friends along and even share the cost of the airplane.  You will be able to fly under VFR conditions anywhere you want to go without having to be signed off by an instructor.

How long will it take to earn a private pilot license?

This will depend on how much you can fly.  If you can fly twice a week, which would amount to about 4 hours, you see it can be done in as little as three months.  However for most people this isn’t practical so you can make your own schedule and do it at your own pace.   

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